Perry Hall Park

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Perry Hall Park
Perry Hall Playing Fields - geograph.org.uk - 35662.jpg
Location Birmingham, England
Coordinates 52°31′27″N 1°54′52″W / 52.52405°N 1.91447°W / 52.52405; -1.91447Coordinates: 52°31′27″N 1°54′52″W / 52.52405°N 1.91447°W / 52.52405; -1.91447
Operated by Birmingham City Council
Public transit access Perry Barr railway station and Hamstead railway station
Not to be confused with Perry Park in Birmingham; Perry Hall in Maryland; or Perry Hall Mansion in Maryland.

Perry Hall Park or Perry Hall Playing Fields is a park in Perry Barr, Birmingham, England, at grid reference SP059918. It was in Staffordshire until 1924.

It was formerly the site of Perry Hall, demolished 1927, home of the Gough family, though only the hall's moat remains after the Birmingham Corporation had to choose between saving Perry Hall and the nearby Aston Hall for financial purposes. When Harry Dorsey Gough set up home in Maryland, USA, in 1774, he named his estate there Perry Hall.

The park is bisected by the River Tame, which was remodelled in 2005 to slow the flow, alleviate flooding and create improved habitats for wildlife, as part of the SMURF (Sustainable Management of Urban Rivers and Floodplains) project. The park has a small heronry.

The park is skirted by the Birmingham - Walsall railway line (the "Chase Line"), formerly the Grand Junction Railway and served by nearby Perry Barr railway station and, at the western end, Hamstead railway station.

In July 1913, the first International Scout Rally in Birmingham was held in the park, attended by about 30,000 Scouts.[1]

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  1. ^ "Through the years by 'The Trek-Cart'". the 4th Derby (Derwent) Scout Group. 1949. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 

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